ONT Russell -- Philosophy Of Logical Atomism
POLA. Note 1
I am going to collect here a number of excerpts from the papers
that Bertrand Russell wrote in the years 1910-1920, my interest
being focused on the logical characters of belief and knowledge.
I will take the liberty of breaking up some of Russell's longer
paragraphs in whatever fashion serves to facilitate their study.
| The Philosophy of Logical Atomism (1918)
| The following [is the text] of a course of eight lectures delivered in
| [Gordon Square] London, in the first months of 1918, [which] are very
| largely concerned with explaining certain ideas which I learnt from
| my friend and former pupil Ludwig Wittgenstein. I have had no
| opportunity of knowing his views since August 1914, and I do
| not even know whether he is alive or dead. He has therefore
| no responsibility for what is said in these lectures beyond
| that of having originally supplied many of the theories
| contained in them.
| Russell, POLA, p. 35.
| Bertrand Russell, "The Philosophy of Logical Atomism", pp. 35-155
| in 'The Philosophy of Logical Atomism', edited with an introduction
| by David Pears, Open Court, La Salle, IL, 1985. First published 1918.